Social Impact Investing
We use our resources (time, expertise, funds) to support leaders to develop their early-stage concepts and ventures and help them to design effective financial and organizational structures.
In 2016 we partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Public Health Agency of Canada, MaRS, and several other private investors to launch Canada’s first health-related pay-for-success model (social impact bond) to support a new health program aimed at preventing hypertension. This will be one of the largest social impact bonds in the world in terms of the number of participants involved (over 7,000). We hope this initiative, if successful, will then be scaled nationally to significantly reduce heart disease and strokes as well as encourage further collaborations using social finance.
We are particularly interested in the relationship between social impact investing and ownership. We’re committed to investing in self-sustaining enterprises that are focused on outcomes that transform equity and participation.